The definition of a blitzkrieg is an intense military campaign intended to result in a quick victory.
When a powerful country sends in all its soldiers and starts bombing a country that it is at war with, this is an example of a blitzkrieg.
- sudden, swift, large-scale offensive warfare intended to win a quick victory
- any sudden, overwhelming attack
Origin of blitzkriegGerman ; from blitz, lightning + krieg, war
A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces.
Origin of blitzkriegGerman : Blitz, lightning (from Middle High German blitze, from bliczen, to flash, from Old High German blekkazzen; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots) + Krieg, war (from Middle High German kriec, from Old High German kr&emacron;g, stubbornness; see gwer&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots).